The City of Bronwood, Georgia may adopt a breed specific dangerous dog ordinance following an alleged “pit bull” attack last night.
Terrell County Animal Control Director Martha Ann Coe addressed the city commission earlier this month and requested that they consider adopting a portion of Terrell County’s ordinance so she could enforce the ordinance in Bronwood. If you recall, Terrell County adopted a pit bull ordinance last January, and the county has experienced continual problems with compliance and shelter overflow since that time.
Nevertheless, it appears Ms. Coe has recommended the Bronwood city council enact the same stringent dog regulations that apply to the ownership of a variety of “pit bull type” dogs. Among other requirements, owners of such animals would be required to keep the dogs in cages 10 feet by 10 feet by 6 feet, employ microchip identification and hold a $100,000 insurance policy against damage and injuries.
Coe said the proposed new law for Bronwood will be up for consideration at the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Bronwood is a town of less than 250 people. They do not have their own animal control, and rely on Terrell County for that service. The town has no internet presence, and e-mail information is not available for the city officials. However, you may send your polite and respectful opposition to breed specific legislation to the city clerk via the fax number below. If you are in the area, please attend Monday’s city council meeting.
Town of Bronwood, GA
PO Box 56
Bronwood, GA 39826-0056